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The symbol shows the location of the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter which serves 34,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Fenham transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)171mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)171mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30+ (546.2MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)171mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)172mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)171mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Fenham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 3km east-southeast (108°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 2km south-southwest (207°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

How will the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
A K TW TW TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C23BBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C25SDNSDN
C26D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C28ArqBArqB
C30_localBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4wavescom7
C36_local
C37com8
C56tv_offC5wavesC5waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, com7, com8, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 40W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Pontop Pike transmitter area

Jan 1959-Feb 2004Tyne Tees Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Fenham was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:11 PM

nick: Now that you have given your location, one possibility is that the signal level going into your receiver is verging on being too much for your tuner. See:

Freeview news | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

There are a few ITV1 HD regions and therefore quite a few regions get the HD feed of another. The reason for this is cost as to produce a separate feed for each would necessitate additional equipment.

In reply to your specific question as to why Granada has been chosen, then I guess that they have gone with the regions that are likely to yield the greatest return in respect of number of viewers watching the "correct" adverts.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 14 February 2013
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V.Fenwick
9:02 AM

When is the fenham transmitter going to broadcast BBC HD as I can get a good digital signal from fenham but no HD, pontop which has HD is obstructed by trees as I live in a bungalow.

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V.Fenwick's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:29 AM

V.Fenwick: It broadcasts HD and has been doing so since switchover.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Friday, 15 February 2013
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:26 PM

V.Fenwick: Just to add to that said by Dave Lindsay, the TV or box that you are receiving on has to be fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner to be able to receive HD transmissions, what you are using is most likely only fitted with a DVB-T tuner.

If you provide the model number of whatever you are using this aspect can be checked on, or if you have a manual look under "tuner" in the specifications section.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 16 February 2013
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James
11:20 AM

My bbc channels have disappeared. I have turned the system off and rescanned multiple times. Any suggestions? This is a Sony Bravia tv with inbuilt free view.

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James's 1 post GB
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Howard Galley
12:58 PM
Blaydon-on-tyne

James: Hi James,sounds like you may have an aerial problem, it should be vertical on its fittings, water in cable maybe - take your coax plug apart on the end of the cable to see if its dry and not discolored (greeny yellow & wet of course) BBC channels are on ch 27 lower end of the spectrum at Fenham.
Things you can try use a cheap freeview digibox & try tuning that in, look for damage to the aerial & cable, try your Sony tv at your friends house. Good luck!

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Howard Galley's 3 posts GB
Sunday, 15 December 2013
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Dave Hagen
5:43 PM
Chester Le Street

Hi, why is it when I put my post code in DH2 3HZ I only get the option of the Fenham & Bilsdale transmitters & not the one that serves my area which is Pontop Pike.........cheers Dave.

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Dave Hagen's 19 posts GB
Monday, 31 March 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:23 AM

FENHAM transmitter - Over the next week Fenham main transmitter: TV (digital) Possible weak signal, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Monday, 9 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:09 AM

FENHAM transmitter - RelayPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:31 PM

FENHAM transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:14 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 12:15 today. [BBC] RelayPossible weak signal [DUK]

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